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Dominican Republic

Corporate and finance
Corporate and finance - ranked: tier 2

Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti

With nearly 50 years in the market, local Meritas-alliance member Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti’s corporate/finance practice focuses particularly on government procurement, project and acquisition finance, and M&A. It also handles banking and securities, and frequently assists foreign companies with incorporating branches and subsidiaries in the Dominican Republic. Recent mandates saw aviation specialist María Esther Fernández act for Aéromexico on a range of matters including contracts with local entities; corporate, labour and tax matters; and obtaining aviation permits. Fernández is also the current Chair of the AmCham-DR’s Legal Committee. On the M&A side, managing partner Georges Santoni continues to assist GlaxoSmithKline with the local, post-transactional aspects of its acquisition of Novartis’ vaccines business; and José Maldonado has been active assisting BAS Project Corporation with due diligence regarding a 50MW solar power project, along with related transactional structuring, tax-impact and finance matters. In addition to the foregoing, Luis Heredia and Román Medina are also key practice members, as are senior associates Mónica Villafaña and Laura Fernández-Peix. Clients include Nike, BUPA, Universal Weather and Aviation, and Pfizer. Notably, the firm has also established a Cuba desk under the direction of finance and investment specialist Luis Lucas Rodríguez, a Cuban lawyer resident in the Dominican Republic.

Leading lawyers

Georges Santoni - Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti

Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti’s key strengths are tax litigation and distribution agreement disputes; the seven-strong team is active across a broad array of sectors and was especially busy in real estate and healthcare during 2016. Georges Santoni leads the team, with support from María Esther Fernández, José Maldonado and Luis Heredia. Recent matters saw Heredia defend Pfizer Dominicana in a proceeding attempting to force Pfizer to market a retracted drug; and Fernández represented Catholic Relief Services in mediation against Obras y Tecnologías Otesa regarding the termination of a construction contract for a hospital in Haiti. The practice was further strengthened with the incorporation of Manuel Conde Cabrera -formerly at his own firm, Marra & Conde- as a senior associate and coordinator of the litigation department. Senior associate Jeanny Aristy is also noted. Other clients include Domicem (in property litigation), Delta Air Lines (in a criminal fraud case) and Mead Johnson Nutrition (in contentious IP matters).

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti

Rosa Campillo leads the team at Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti, which primarily undertakes trade mark and industrial property matters, although it is increasingly active in copyright work. Recent mandates saw the practice assist Puerto Rico Medical Supply on the IP aspects of its incorporation in the Dominican Republic, including the registration and protection of its trade marks; and successfully defended Photoshop Caribe against a trade mark infringement claim brought by Adobe Photoshop. Senior associate MĂłnika Fiallo Paradas is highly active, particularly in IP relating to pharmaceuticals and IT. Intel is another representative client.

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Real estate and tourism
Real estate and tourism - ranked: tier 2

Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti

The practice group at Russin, Vecchi & Heredia Bonetti counts land and asset acquisitions and regulatory real estate matters among its key strengths. Partners Georges Santoni, Román Medina, María Esther Fernández, José Maldonado and Luis Heredia are all highly active in the sector and senior associate Jeanny Aristy is also noted. Recent matters saw the team represent Bayer in a court case regarding its ownership of six lots in San Pedro de Macoris, and advise Avocaribe on the partial sale of its properties to a competitor. BAS is another client.

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